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Canine Epilepsy: An Owner's Guide to Living With and Without Seizures Paperback – June 15, 2002

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"Canine Epilepsy" is fabulous! Thank you for writing it. This book was desperately needed and I'm thrilled to endorse it! -- Dianne Sever, Co-Founder: jstsayno2vacc

"If your dog has epilepsy, GET THIS BOOK!" -- Steve Dale, Animal Planet Radio, September 28, 2002

I'm VERY impressed. "Canine Epilepsy" includes indepth research and is the most comprehensive book I've read on the topic. -- Joanne Carson Ph.D., Founder of the Epi Guardian Angels

Levin shows her readers simple ways in which they can make a tremendous difference for their animals. It's wonderful! -- Lauren K. Chattigré DVM

There isn't a dog owner alive who wouldn't feel comforted, and cheered, by the wisdom imparted in this book. -- American Pet Journal Radio, January 2004

This is a book to keep close... to read whenever you have a few minutes spare. -- K9 Perspectives Magazine, 2003

From the Publisher

With a unique combination of personal and professional experiences, Caroline Levin has created several important resource books for dog owners. Levin’s experience in healthcare began as a registered nurse. She specialized in such fields as ophthalmology, family practice nursing, and endocrinology. After a decade of nursing, Levin left this field to manage an ophthalmic veterinary clinic. It was here that she realized the desperate need blind-dog owners had for educational material. Since then, she has written the first two works on this topic: Living With Blind Dogs and Blind Dog Stories.

Periodically, Levin’s readers contacted her with questions about canine diabetes and its related problems. She realized that there was a need for educational material on these topics, too. Levin scrutinized the current literature, drew on her own nursing background, and consulted with dozens of experts. What began as a small diabetes text, evolved into a dissertation on immune disorders, metabolic disease, endocrine problems, and canine nutrition. The result was her third book, Dogs, Diet and Disease, winner of the prestigious Maxwell Award for "Best Healthcare Book 2001."

At the conclusion of that project, Levin was approached by yet another reader who explained the need epileptic-dog owners had for educational material. Levin’s latest work, Canine Epilepsy, takes a comprehensive look at one of the most common neurological problems diagnosed in dogs today.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lantern Pubns; 1St Edition edition (June 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967225337
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967225333
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,162,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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To all of you that have a pet that suffers from seizures this book is a must have. I am rating this book as a life saver.
I have a baby , Lucilu who showed her fisr sign of Epilepsy over a year ago. In the past year we did and tried everything immaginable we did brain scan, spinal tap to R/O tumor. They put her on Pb and Kbr and every few months had to increse her doses, she became hyothyroid from the med's, elevated liver enzymes and more. I also contacted a holistic vet who recommended an array of natural product, all seemed to help, but we were still having seizures.
I started to surf the net for information, and learned of Caroline Levin "Thank God". Caroline hit it right on the nose get Lucilu off grians either consider the BARF dirt or cook for Lucilu. After thousands of dollars and much heartache , Caroline
was right on the money, lUCILU HAS NOT HAD A SEIZURE SINCE THE INCEPTION OF HER NEW FOOD PLAN, ALL THANKS TO CAROLINE LEVIN.
... Lucilu and I will be forever grateful to her, and wish her and her family much happiness and success!
Sincerly,
Laurie & Lucilu
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I have personally dealt with cushings disease, diabetes, blindness, deafness, IBD, hypertension, arthritis, pain, discomfort, antibiotic treatments which were as disabling as they were helpful, incontinence, emotional issues (loss of confidence, fear of noises), inability to stand or walk, from my canine companions. I have found that alternative treatments and medicine definitely have their place for every living creature. In order to understand where to start, no matter what ailment, this Book will lead you in the right direction. I have read many holistic/alternative health care books and this Book is laid out with such an easy to read/comprehension fashion, and yet contains so much helpful information.

Ms. Levin's Books not only explain the disease and treatment, but give an excellent explanation of how these things come about; afterall, Prevention is the key. She also gives multiple choices of things which can be done to assist you. Her Books are so comprehensive, you can clearly see that it is a Labor of Love.

I have utilized homeopathic medicines, herbs, glandulars, supplements, traditional medicine, and TTouch. It is difficult for our western style of thinking to accept that which we cannot explain. There is so much greatness everywhere which cannot be explained. If you can remain "open" and have "faith" then you can watch little miracles happen when utilizing other modalities of therapy, alternative medicines and lifestyle changes for your pets; which are all reviewed in her Book. Sure, western medicine definitely has its place, we have so much to be grateful for. I feel that there is a good place to be with kindness and appreciation of all things.
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In July of 2005, we rescued two dogs that were 9 years old. They were a brother and sister team and couldn't be separated. We fell in love with them immediately. Two weeks afer bringing them home, the male began having the most intense grand mal seizures that I have ever seen. We put him on medication and it slowed the number of seizures but had no effect on the intensity.

I began looking on the internet to see what information I could find and there it was "An Owner's Guide to living with or without seizures". It took me several months to go through the book, as I found it difficult to understand the relationships between all the parts of the body, hormones, etc. However, it got me extremely interested in a natural food diet and alternative therapies.

It took another month or so to do more research and then actually put the natural food diet into place. Now, after 6 weeks of feeding natural foods to both dogs, the male has seizures that sometimes aren't recognizeable. They are mild and the duration is less than a minute.

The purpose of this narration is that if it weren't for Caroline Levin's book and love for animals, our dog would still be suffering with grand mal seizures, not to mention my husband and I and his sibling. Not only that, but their skin is so soft, whereas it was always rather brittle before.

I would recommend this book to anyone who needs help with canine epilepsy and were as frustrated as we were. Thank you so much for the time that it took you to research this disease and offer your knowledge to us. It truly was a "godsend".
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The information in the book is available from many of the canine seizure groups found on the internet or on facebook and is not likely useful for anyone that has already been dealing with seizures. I would not buy this book again but, it might be useful for the person that do not have access to that information.
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By A Customer on November 1, 2002
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"Canine Epilepsy" is phenomenal and I'd give it 10 stars if I could!
This book details countless aspects of canine epilepsy: brain function, new research on cell membranes, diagnostic tests, seizure triggers and cycles, customary medications, holistic treatments, emergency situations and so much more. At nearly 200 pages, it's quite a book!
In Chapter 1, Ms Levin begins by comforting and supporting the dog owner. She acknowledges common feelings of grief and explains how some people get stuck in a phase of denial or hostility. ... Levin explains things in compassionate and understandable language, which is very unlike texts written for vets. How wonderful it is that she has written especially for us - the dog owners!
... "Canine Epilepsy" provides tons of practical and insightful information. Ms Levin has written an IMPORTANT book and it's going to make some people jealous.
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